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About Emirates

IATA code EK
Emirates headquarters Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Main operational airport Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Number of destinations covered by Emirates airline Around 157 destinations
Most popular destination DXB, DAC, MNL EBB
Most popular routes DMM - DXB, RUH - DXB, JED - DXB, JED - DAC
Year of establisment 1985
Parent company The Emirates Group
Popular fleet Airbus A380-800, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR

Emirates Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, Emirates has partnered with the below airlines:



Japan Airlines


Korean Air

Jetstar Airways

Air Malta

Malaysia Airlines

Jetstar Asia

Air Mauritius


TAP Portugal


S7 Airlines

Thai Airways

Bangkok Airways

South African Airways


China Southern Airlines

Copa Airlines

GOL Airlines

(Partners Source)

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Covering more than 161 destinations in 86 countries, Emirates Airlines is currently the largest airline in the MENA region, inspiring travellers around the world with its growing network of worldwide destinations, industry-leading in-flight entertainment, a global spread of dishes and world-class service.

Today, Emirates flies the world’s biggest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.

Continuing to be the favoured choice for passengers, Emirates has also been known to sign one of the most expensive sports deals for its sponsorship of Arsenal Football Club. Enjoy exclusive benefits when you join Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer programme.

Emirates online booking is available on Almosafer.

Travel and COVID-19 Update

Your safety is on top of our priorities, therefore, we are doing our best to look towards life after the gravest of the COVID-19 and not affect your plans. Check latest Covid-19 travel update for United Arab Emirates.

Emirates services for Economy Class, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • Onboard meals
  • Inflight entertainment system
  • Complimentary beverages

Premium Economy

  • Spacious leather seats
  • Extra leg room
  • Adjustable headrests
  • Fresh beverages
  • Onboard meals
  • Inflight entertainment system
  • Reusable amenity kits
  • Sustainable blankets
  • Large pillows

Business Class

  • Fully flat seats
  • Mattress and blanket
  • Airport lounges
  • Gourmet dishes
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Complimentary Chauffeur‑drive service to and from the airport

First Class

  • Private suite
  • Fully flat seats
  • Mattress
  • Gourmet meals
  • Onboard shower spa
  • Onboard lounge
  • In-flight entertainment

Emirates Baggage Allowance

Carry on Baggages (Hand carry bag)

There are two types of carry-on baggage - personal and cabin. Personal baggage is allowed in the cabin, but cabin bags cannot exceed 7kg. Cabin bags can only be taken on board if there is space available. The weight may vary depending on your route, and class.



Briefcase or garment bag




Business & First



Weight policy for all flights except for America and Africa


Baggage allowance

Class of travel




Flex Plus

Economy Class

20 kg

25 kg

30 kg

35 kg

Business Class

40 kg

First Class

50 kg

America and Africa Flights 

Class of travel

Baggage allowance

Economy Class

One piece up to 23 kg for Special

Two pieces up to 23 kg each for Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus

Business Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

First Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

Emirates Check-in Information

Passengers can check in online 48 hours ahead of departure. Check-in at the airport is also accessible. Simply, passengers can drop their bags at the self-check-in kiosks/ desks. Passengers flying from Dubai can drop off their bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if flying to the US. 

The boarding pass must be present at most airports, either in hard or soft copy. 
Please note that you need to arrive at the airport as early as possible to present your travel documents and be at the gate on time.

  • Most airports request passengers to arrive 3 hours ahead of departure time. However, some airports extend it to 6 hours. It’s recommended to check your ticket to make sure. 
  • Passengers need to go through security at least 1 hour before departure time.
  • Boarding starts 45 minutes before departure 
  • Gates close 20 minutes before departure.

FAQs for Emirates

  • Does Emirates allow web check-in?

    Yes, Emirates allows web check-in.

  • Does Emirates provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Emirates offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Emirates service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Emirates is 421.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on Emirates?

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